he government is currently doing national marine spatial arrangement that is expected to be able to create a system that supports the state vision to become world maritime axis. “The government is preparing the design for national marine spatial arrangement currently to gather inputs from society and think-tanks and formulate the legal basis for it,” said Deputy for Marine Sovereignty Coordination, Arif Havas Oegroseno, on Friday (27/11) at Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM.
Arif said currently Indonesia had no marine spatial arrangement nationally so there is overlapping between those responsible that disadvantaged the people. The ones available are land and city spatial arrangement that does not really take marine into account. “Let’s take the Jakarta city arrangement as example, the Seribu islands have been included as part of its administration but the deeper perspective has not been looked into. There is no clear zonation,” he explained.
Such spatial planning can create synergy between development and utilisation of marine rich sources. The arrangement will become a reference for the government and private sector in utilising the Indonesia’s marine potential. “This marine spatial arragement should be made soon due to the numerous marine impacts that will be affected,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pro.Dr. Hasim Djalal, Marine Laws Ambassador between 1994-2000, said that to realise Indonesia as an archipelago that is strong in maritime affairs, it has to be able to identify marine potentials and types and other rights of the state.